Alice "Toots" Hansen, 91, of Heritage Haven on Morris Thomas Road, formerly of Erickson Road, died peacefully Thursday, July 5, 2012 in St. Luke's Hospice surrounded by her family. She was born on August 11, 1920 to John and Marie (Christianson) Benson in Duluth. Alice was a 1939 graduate of Central High School and married Allen Hansen that same year. Alice was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was active in several groups including the Mary Circle and Bible Study. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, bowling and was an avid reader. She was a member of the Garden Club and her flower garden at home was featured in the Duluth Women's Club Tour of Homes. Alice and Allen enjoyed traveling and spent many winters in Texas. Alice was also a member of Trinity Chapter 242 of the Eastern Star, Piedmont Community Club, PTA and was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, all nine of her siblings and her husband, Allen. She is survived by five sons, David (Karen) of Milwaukee, Rod (Patti) and Scott (Sue) both of Duluth, Terry (Claudia) of Tacoma, Wash and Randy (Jan) of Esko; three daughters, Kathy Othon of Ashburn, Virginia, Sharon (Carl) Pearce of Dallas, Texas and Nancy (Mark) Rubin of Duluth; 17 grandchildren and many wonderful great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Christ Lutheran Church. 2415 Ensign St. Rev Michael Main officiating. Burial in Sunrise Cemetery. To sign the guest book on-line, visit www.wlbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.